Leonard Clark





Leonard Clark


Born
January 06, 1907

Died
May 04, 1957


Leonard Clark is one of the "lost stars” of twentieth-century exploration. Never a proponent of big expeditions and elaborate paraphernalia - he carried his own belongings and charged ahead be it on foot, on horseback, dug-out canoe or questionable aircraft. This trait of self-reliance initially enabled him to perform extraordinary feats of military intelligence and reconnaissance in difficult and dangerous areas during the Second World War. Clark, who had attended the University of California, joined the army and first flew in China behind Japanese lines. With his intimate knowledge of local affairs, Clark was asked by the American OSS, forerunner of the CIA, to organize guerrilla activity and espionage in China and Mongolia. After attaini ...more

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The Rivers Ran East: Travel...

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The Rivers Ran East

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The Marching Wind

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Walking With Trees

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Fool in the Forest

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A Wanderer Till I Die

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Common Ground: an Anthology...

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